Conflict among definitions of child maltreatment abounds. Diagnostic, sociological, legal, and research approaches each focus on a different aspect of the phenomenon as the defining factor. Improved definitions require careful analysis of objectives for defining child maltreatment and a consideration of the developmental nature of the phenomenon.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||29|
|Journal||New directions for child and adolescent development|
|State||Published - 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Developmental and Educational Psychology